Kalwakurthy Lift Irrigation Scheme, renamed as Mahatma Gandhi Kalwaurthy Lift Irrigation Project will provide irrigation to 1.38 Lakh Ha(3.40 lakh acre) and drinking water to the chronicall drought prone upland areas in Mahabubnagar District covering about 303 villages in erstwhile taluks of Kollapur, Nagarkurnool, Achampet, Jadcherla and Kalwakurthy, now comprising 19 Mandals. 25 TMC of water is proposed to be liftef to a total height of 298 m in 3 stages from the foreshore of Srisailam reservoir at Regumangadda, Yellur (V), Kollapur(M) from level +244.40 m to +502.00 m to irrigate an ayacut of 1.38 Lakh Ha(3.40 Lakh acre). The Government have accorded Administrative sanction vide G.O. Ms.No. 204, Dated 15.11.2005 for Rs.2990 Crs. to take up execution of works of the scheme to irrigate 1.38 Lakh Ha(3.40 Lakh acre) of ayacut and also provide drinking water to villages enroute.

Salient Features

No. of Lifts : 3 Nos.

a) Height of lift95.00m86.00117.00
b) No. of Pumps5 Nos.5 Nos.5 Nos.
c) Capacity of each pump30 MW30 MW30 MW
d) Total Discharge4000 cusecs4000 cusecs3250 cusecs

Power required : 450 MW